Andy Bey Solo

Andy Bey - Ain't Necessarily So (2007)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 26, 2018
Andy Bey - Ain't Necessarily So (2007)

Andy Bey - Ain't Necessarily So (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 395 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Soul Jazz, Piano Jazz | Label: 12th Street | # 9292982-2 | 01:06:40

It took decades for Andy Bey to become an overnight success, but in the mid-'90s he was finally recognized as a premier talent, and recorded a handful of finely crafted discs. A true jazz singer avoiding monochromatic crooning, his style is deeply blue-hued, silky smooth but never slick. This live club date at Birdland in New York City was recorded in 1997, around the time of his overdue success, but not released until a full decade later. The pacing of the program is a little up-and-down, which is atypical of the normally mellow Bey. He does sing more than his share of balladic material, and when he does, there is no more patient virtue expressed in all of jazz, his slight vibrato ruminating and tripping heartstrings. The title track and "Hey Love," the 4:00 A.M. mood for "On Second Thought," and the solo closer "Someone to Watch Over Me" dip into this dynamic, as drawn-out slow and steady as a daily sunset. To play this way may be the most difficult thing to do in music, but Bey is absolutely masterful. Like his parallel performing shadow Nat King Cole, Bey is also an excellent pianist, and a true player of the instrument.

Andy Bey - Pages From An Imaginary Life (2014) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 9, 2017
Andy Bey - Pages From An Imaginary Life (2014) [Re-Up]

Andy Bey - Pages From An Imaginary Life (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Soul Jazz, Piano Jazz | Label: HighNote | # HCD 7266 | Time: 01:06:40

Coming off his Grammy-nominated 2013 album, The World According to Andy Bey, vocalist/pianist Andy Bey delivers the equally compelling 2014 release Pages from an Imaginary Life. As with its predecessor, Pages finds the jazz iconoclast returning to his roots with a set of American Popular Song standards done in a ruminative, stripped-down style. This is Bey, alone at the piano, delving deeply into the harmony, melody, and lyrics of each song. But don't let the spare setting fool you. Bey is a master of interpretation. In his seventies at the time of recording, and having performed over the years in a variety of settings from leading his own swinging vocal trio, to working with hard bop pioneer Horace Silver, to exploring the avant-garde with Archie Shepp, Bey has aged into a jazz oracle who doesn't so much perform songs as conjure them from somewhere in the mystical ether of his psyche.

Andy Bey - Experience and Judgment  Music

Posted by astralwalker at April 19, 2011
Andy Bey - Experience and Judgment

Andy Bey - Experience and Judgment (1974)
mp3 320 kbps | 101 MB
Genre: Jazz, Soul | Label: Koch Records

Wow, we never thought we'd see this one reissued! But then again, Bey's had a nice comeback these days, and his work from the past more than deserves another look. Andy Bey was originally a member of the jazz group Andy & The Bey Sisters – but by this time, he'd gone solo, and had done vocals on righteous political albums by Gary Bartz and Horace Silver. The groove here is nice and jazzy, with some funky stuff thrown in, and Andy's voice has a weird off-kilter sound that's very hard to describe, but which is extremely haunting!
Harold Nicholas, June Richmond, Andy Bey - Jazz in Paris [Recorded 1957-59] (2000) (Repost)

Harold Nicholas, June Richmond, Andy Bey - Jazz in Paris [Recorded 1957-59] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 257 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 30 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (013 036-2)

For some reason, the Jazz in Paris series has put together a collection of music featuring these three vocalists. Except for the fact that all three recorded in Paris, there appears to be little connection. The music is still excellent however. The first 8 tracks by Harold Nicholas show off his excellence in covering standards. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", with its last verse in French, is a highlight. June Richmond, accompanied by the Quincy Jones Orchestra, sings "I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues" through "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea". Excellent renditions all. The last two tracks, by Henry Bey and the Bey Sisters, are nice, but give only a small introduction to their music.

Andy Bey - Experience And Judgment (1974) {Koch Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 8, 2017
Andy Bey - Experience And Judgment (1974) {Koch Jazz}

Andy Bey - Experience And Judgment (1974) {Koch Jazz}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 268MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 118MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul

Criminally overlooked by academics, critics and purists who refuse to listening to anything outside of conventional jazz vernacular, Andy Bey's delivery on Experience and Judgment goes beyond anything he previously committed to tape, revealing a spiritual side that's punched up and supported by a jazz-funk ensemble. The album's opener "Celestial Blues" finds Bey delivering lines that wouldn't be out of place on Bill Withers records from this era, and the remainder of the album sounds similar to the works of such contemporaries as Roy Ayers and Gil Scott-Heron. It's soul soothing music that's been played with great reverence by the rare soul and funk community for years and rightly so, as Bey captures the essence of the soul world brilliantly, and fuses it into something that is uniquely his own.
Andy Bey - Andy Bey & The Bey Sisters (1964-65) {Prestige rel 2000}

Andy Bey - Andy Bey & The Bey Sisters (1964-65) {Prestige rel 2000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 399 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 161 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1964-65, 2000 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24245-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Vocal Jazz

Although the vocal trio Andy Bey & the Bey Sisters lasted 11 years, it wasn't as well documented as it should have been. The trio, which consisted of Andy Bey and his sisters Geraldine and Salome, was formed in 1956 and broke up in 1967 – and during that 11-year period, they only recorded three albums. The first was provided for RCA Victor in 1961, and the other two, Now! Hear! and 'Round Midnight, were recorded for Prestige in 1964 and 1965, respectively. In late 2000, those two Prestige dates were reissued on this excellent CD.

Andy Scott - 30 Years: The Andy Scott Solo Singles (1993) Re-up  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Oct. 25, 2014
Andy Scott - 30 Years: The Andy Scott Solo Singles (1993) Re-up

Andy Scott - 30 Years: The Andy Scott Solo Singles (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 386 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 133 Mb | Scans | 65 Mb | 52:56
Repertoire Records | REP 4225-WY
Rock, Hard Rock

This is a great collection of Andy Scott’s solo work from the 1970’s and 1980’s notable for the excellent "Lady Starlight" and "Krugerrand" singles, lots of the songs are well written and quite catchy except for the track "Never Too Young" but its only one small gripe overall its a great album.

Andy Bey - Pages From An Imaginary Life (2014)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 19, 2014
Andy Bey - Pages From An Imaginary Life (2014)

Andy Bey - Pages From An Imaginary Life (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 66:37 min | 158 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: HighNote Records

Coming off his Grammy-nominated 2013 album, The World According to Andy Bey, vocalist/pianist Andy Bey delivers the equally compelling 2014 release Pages from an Imaginary Life. As with its predecessor, Pages finds the jazz iconoclast returning to his roots with a set of American Popular Song standards done in a ruminative, stripped-down style. This is Bey, alone at the piano, delving deeply into the harmony, melody, and lyrics of each song. But don't let the spare setting fool you. Bey is a master of interpretation.

Andy Bey - The World According To Andy Bey (2013)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Oct. 15, 2013
Andy Bey - The World According To Andy Bey (2013)

Andy Bey - The World According To Andy Bey (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 50:30 min | 114 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: HighNote

Here is the under-recorded vocalist Andy Bey, backed only by his own piano playing - which at one time, propelled the bands of Roland Kirk, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, Cecil Taylor and Thad Jones/Mel Lewis - singing with a luxuriant, mature approach that pulls no punches. His delivery is totally unique. He has a message to get out, a story to tell and tell it he does. Featuring four of his own intensely personal compositions the set list is as thought-provoking as it is satisfying, just like Andy Bey himself.

Andy And The Bey Sisters - 'Round Midnight (1965/2014) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 14, 2017
Andy And The Bey Sisters - 'Round Midnight (1965/2014) [TR24][OF]

Andy And The Bey Sisters - 'Round Midnight
Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 33:27 min | 342 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Prestige Records | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 1965/2014

Criminally unsung pianist and singer Andy Bey had the most visible career after he and his sisters Salome and Geraldine Bey broke up their performing trio after an 11-year run in 1967, but this family singing ensemble was far more than just the act that launched Andy, and he wasn't really the focus of the group.